Here's a provocative scenario for you, Erod. Put on your thinking cap. Say Assange was based in the U.S. and publishing Chinese dissident leaks of classified Chinese documents that were detrimental to the Chinese government. Would you be in favor of arresting him and handing him over for incarceration?
Stretch your brain.
I wonder what truly drives this man. What is his goal? It's not transparency, I know that. There were a lot of ways to accomplish that without doing it this way.
I suspect he's an anarchist at heart. We can be certain he's an exhibitionist, too.
But what deep down is his ultimate goal?
He might just be a punk trying to stir up trouble, and nothing more.
But this is a man without a country, leaking information in the name of "journalism" with no other cause other than to claim a dedication toward "transparency". It doesn't wash with me.
This, to me, looks more like a "look at me" campaign, and by doing this so publicly, he's not accomplishing anything but straining relations in a world that is already strained.
I think this is going to damage communication between nations, not improve it. I think this is going to HURT transparency, not promote it. This is going to scare everyone back into their closets, and it will be very Cold War like between nations once again.
Or so, that is a possibility. I'm just thinking out loud as you asked.
They don't have to, they're not the ones who would hang him from his testicles in a Siberian forest...Originally Posted by Erod
I sort of want them to attempt a trial against Assange on charge of the Espionage Act. It'd be interesting and might bring up some debate about the legislation itself.
Wikileaks has my complete support, and I'm trying to donate where possible. Unfortunately, that's not as easy as it sounds. I did manage to get off $50 before all this controversy started, however, earlier in the year, after the previous leak.
Even if Wikileaks gets destroyed and all it's members executed/imprisoned/assassinated, other people will continue the work. They've started a train that won't stop lightly.
That's actually pretty funny, good call Russia.
That looks to me to be purely a funny jab at the U.S. and it's fairly recent Nobel Prize news, and for us having to deal with wikileaks.
Last edited by Mach; 12-09-10 at 01:55 PM.